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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, January 18, 2009

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CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 18.6/29 household rating/share, 33.68 million viewers and a 12.0/29 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week
    • 10.2/16 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 17.02M Viewers [#1]
    • 4.9/12 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • Note: Due to the live sporting event the following numbers, for CBS only, are based on the final national numbers.
  • 6:44-10:21 p.m.: CBS NFL Playoffs – AFC Championship: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (22.0/34 HH rating/share, 40.64M viewers, 14.7/36 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (CBS NFL Playoffs – AFC Divisional Series: San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers):
      • Households – 19.6/34
      • Viewers – 34.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 12.0/35
    • Last week’s numbers (CBS NFL Playoffs – AFC Divisional Series: Postgame):
      • Households – 12.6/20
      • Viewers – 21.35M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.0/18
    • Last week’s numbers (60 Minutes):
      • Households – 9.2/14
      • Viewers – 15.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/8
    • Last week’s numbers (Cold Case):
      • Households – 7.7/11
      • Viewers – 12.30M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/7
    • Last week’s numbers (The Unit):
      • Households – 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 10.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7
  • 10:21-10:34 p.m.: CBS NFL Playoffs – AFC Championship: Postgame (14.5/23 HH rating/share, 25.44M viewers, 9.0/22 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:34-11:34 p.m.: The Mentalist (10.0/17 HH rating/share, 16.39M viewers, 4.6/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (TUES; 1/13/2008):
      • Households – 11.0/16 to 10.0/17 (-9%)
      • Viewers – 18.07M to 16.39M (-9%/-1.68M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/9 to 4.6/12 (+21%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.9/9 household rating/share, 9.30 million viewers and a 3.0/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 10.33M Viewers [#3]
    • 3.5/9 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.66M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 4.0/6 (-13%)
      • Viewers – 8.02M to 6.66M (-17%/-1.36M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5 to 1.8/5 (-14%)
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (5.1/8 HH rating/share, 8.62M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.9/9 to 5.1/8 (-14%)
      • Viewers – 10.29M to 8.62M (-16%/-1.67M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/8 to 2.9/7 (-17%)
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (8.3/13 HH rating/share, 13.01M viewers, 4.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.5/12 to 8.3/13 (-2%)
      • Viewers – 13.79M to 13.01M (-6%/0.78M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/12 to 4.6/10 (-11.5%)
  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (6.1/10 HH rating/share, 8.94M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:01pm):
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 6.1/10 (+7%)
      • Viewers – 8.97M to 8.94M (-0.03M)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 2.8/7 (-15%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.4/5 household rating/share, 5.32 million viewers and a 1.3/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.2/12 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 12.87M Viewers [#2]
    • 4.1/10 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 p.m: Dateline (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 5.79M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Golden Globes Red Carpet Special):
      • Households – 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 7.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5
  • 9:00 p.m: Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash-REPEAT (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.86M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last year’s numbers (The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards):
      • Households – 9.3/14
      • Viewers – 14.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/12

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/4 household rating/share, 4.20 million viewers and a 1.8/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.5/8 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 9.64M Viewers [#4]
    • 3.4/8 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • 7:00 p.m.: The return of Hole in the Wall (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.52M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:30 p.m.: Another Hole in the Wall (2.1/3 HH rating/share, 3.24M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 (7:59) p.m.: The Simpsons-REPEAT (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.84M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: Another The Simpsons-REPEAT (2.8/4 HH rating/share, 4.85M viewers, 2.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy-REPEAT (2.8/4 HH rating/share, 4.75M viewers, 2.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: Another Family Guy-REPEAT (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.97M viewers, 2.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (24 – two-hour season seven premiere):
      • Households – 7.0/10
      • Viewers – 12.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/10

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.7/1 household rating/share, 1.07 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.7/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.17M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Jericho-REPEAT (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 734,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Movie: Mr. Mom-REPEAT (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.24M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Movie: Carie-REPEAT ):
      • Households – 0.8/1
      • Viewers – 1.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/1
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Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonight’s episode of “24 will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, January 25, 2009. Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.